East meets West: Henry Steiner in Vienna

Zeit
02. 10. 2017 17:00 – 19:00
Ort
Hotel Lamée
Rotenturmstraße 15
1010 Wien → Karte anzeigen
Kosten
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Anmeldung bis 29. September unter service@designaustria.at
Info

Designer’s talk &
book presentation of »design|er|leben #18 Henry Steiner«

In Hong Kong you can see his work nearly everywhere – on billboards,
banks, and all kinds of buildings. People even have it in their pockets
in the form of banknotes. designaustria member Henry Steiner, who has
been named »the father of Hong Kong design,” was born Hans Steiner
in Vienna on February 13, 1934. In 1939 the Steiner  family managed  to escape
the National Socialists to the United States just in time. Henry studied at
Hunter College, Yale University, and the Sorbonne in Paris and has been
living and working as a graphic designer  in Hong Kong for over fifty years.

He published  »Cross-Cultural Design,« the first book to examine the
challenges and rewards  experienced  by the world’s leading communication
professionals when handling assignments outside  their own cultures.
In today’s world, with more and more cultures mingling and overlapping,
this approach can teach us a lot in general as to respecting different
cultures and not seeking to harmonize them, but recognizing their
contrasts as a fascinating enrichment and valuable complement.

The event is part of Design Week Vienna.

Henry Steiner
Bridging East and West
Brigitte Willinger, 2017, 56 Seiten,
ISBN 978-3-90036-443-4
Euro 9,90 (incl. 10% USt.) 
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